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Hi I'm Lindsay

Half Samoan college student, resident of Utah, raised in Ohio, soon to be Spanish speaking missionary in Fort Worth.

About Me

I was born in northern Utah, but quickly moved to Columbus, Ohio where much of my mom's side of the family resided. I was raised LDS and even had the opportunity to grow up living in a family neighborhood called Deseret Drive. My parents got divorced when I was very little which made it difficult to have much of a relationship with my dad's side in Hawaii and Samoa. I moved to St. George, Utah my freshman year of high school and have stayed ever since. I've done three years of schooling at Dixie State University, majoring in Business Administration/IT. Living in beautiful southern Utah has enabled me to cultivate my love of the outdoors with activities such as rock climbing, canyoneering, biking, hiking,etc. I also grew up playing several sports, but stuck with basketball and track during my high school years. Soon I will be leaving to serve a Spanish speaking mission in Fort Worth, Texas. When I come home I plan on finishing my undergrad at the University of Utah and moving onto grad-school.

Why I am a Mormon

As a little girl I found myself spiritually confused. At the core of that confusion was the fact that my family was broken and at times, dysfunctional. My mind weighed heavily over this and so in turn I prayed heavily. With no real knowledge of the world or even of the gospel I felt the spirit and light of Christ, a light that can be seen by anyone and anywhere, dissipate the cloud that lay ore me. As I grew, the world taught me, now a teenager, to question what I knew and held close to my heart. I found myself in dark places with dark thoughts, and is this what the world wanted me to find? I can gladly report to you that I did in fact feel the void brought on by the cares of the world and did take care to once again seek the companionship of the Lord. The keystone to this life, the atonement, gives us imperfect beings the opportunity to change. To take the person we were yesterday and lift them up to who we dream of being tomorrow. A gift that reveals truths that a dishonest world encourages us not to believe and restores a happiness that a sad world hoped we'd forget. Seek answers for yourself and pray earnestly to once again experience happiness unclouded. In a world full of those who will not, I will. Even through this I testify that I know my burdens will be made light. I know that the Lord takes tears of sorrow and turns them into tears of joy. I know that He takes broken hearts and makes them strong.

How I live my faith

I love to serve others, which was a driving force in my decision to serve an eighteen month long LDS mission. I look forward to uplifting others not only physically and emotionally, but more importantly; spiritually. In my church I've been given callings to serve on councils that plan activities, but more recently I served as the co-chair of my ward's missionary council which was basically in charge of helping the ward become better member missionaries. In my community this year I have enjoyed volunteering at The Children of Hope Academy. It is a program designed to give mentally disabled adults the opportunity to continue their endeavors in learning. Thanks to the great weather of where I live, many events, such as marathons and even Ironman, are held here which I also enjoy volunteering at.